A Message Regarding Abandoned Bicycle Removal On-Campus

Dear Members of the University Community,

In order to be more bicycle-friendly and protect property on campus, the Georgetown University Police Department and the Office of Sustainability have tagged for removal all bicycles parked on campus that appear abandoned or are locked to fences, signposts, railings, or other non-bike rack property. This initiative promotes a safe, bicycle-friendly campus, frees up space on existing bike racks for active riders, and improves the campus environment.

If you have parked your bicycle on campus, please check your bicycle by Thursday, August 31 to be sure it has not been tagged. If it has been tagged, please email police@georgetown.edu with the bike's location, description, tag number, and your contact info.

Tagged bicycles not claimed by Thursday, August 31 will have their locks cut and will be stored by GUPD for 90 days. After 90 days, any remaining unclaimed bikes will be donated to charity.

GUPD also offers free bicycle registration, which can help facilitate your bike's return if stolen, allow GUPD to assist you if your key is lost, and allow us to reach you if your bike appears abandoned.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  

Jay Gruber, Chief of Police
Robin Morey, Vice President, Planning & Facilities Management